A green mini-festival promoting recycling waste to benefit both our homes and the environment is on the way to Wandsworth.

On the last weekend of Wandsworth Fringe, re-use charity Wandsworth SCrapstore brings you Hazelfest, a fun day out offering demos and workshops on how to upcycle- re-use for creatives purposes- and recycle materials.

Your Local Guardian:

Using donated items it receives from green-minded companies, the charity wants to make use of waste that would otherwise go to landfill/incinerators.

The event is on Saturday, May 20, at the Hazelhurst Estate on Blackshaw Road, from 12-4pm.

To kick-off Hazelfest, the Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Richard Fields, is cutting the ribbon at 12pm and parliamentary candidate for Tooting Rosena Alin-Khan is attending at 12.30pm. All the festivities are under the cover of tents, in case people are worried about the potential rain.

Confirmed activities include:

  • Junk self-portraits from Cool It Art
  • Milk bottle puppets from Ruth Moyler 
  • Upcycled weaving with Weavie Stevie, 
  • Community painting  
  • Dress-a-teddy with Catherine
  • Putney and Wandsworth Brass Band
  • Rangoli with Jayson Singh
  • Dance or musical piece from Smallwood School
  • Local history talk and walk from Summerstown182
  • Storytelling from South London Storytelling

Your Local Guardian:

The programme:

12.00: Mayor of Wandsworth opens Hazelfest

12.10: Bandemonium – The Putney and Wandsworth Brass Band

12.30: Address from Tooting MP Rosena Allin-Khan

12.35: Local History Talk – Geoff Simmons, Summerstown 182

12.45: Bandemonium – The Putney and Wandsworth Brass Band

12.45-1.35: Local History Walk – Geoff Simmons, Summerstown 182*

1.15:  Rhythm Nation – Smallwood School

1.20: Storytelling – Alison Royce, South London Storytelling

2.00: Olalekan Koufeidji – jembes

2.30: Adam Hill – acoustic guitar